Labour’s Deputy Leader Angela Rayner has today published her Christmas message, reflecting on the tough year that has gone and saying that “my heart goes out to everyone who is struggling, missing a loved one or isolated from their family” this Christmas.
The focus of Rayner’s Christmas message is paying tribute to the key workers who have kept our country going through the Coronavirus pandemic, with Labour’s Deputy Leader saying: “there are no words that I can say that will even come close to doing you justice. We all owe you a debt which can never be repaid.”
Angela Rayner, who was a care worker before being elected as a Member of Parliament, says that on Christmas Day when she sits down for her family Christmas dinner she will be thinking of her old workmates “because for our care workers and so many other key workers, their work doesn’t stop on Christmas Day.” Looking to the future, Rayner commits the Labour Party to fight to ensure that our key workers “get the pay rise and the respect that you deserve” next year.
Angela Rayner ends her Christmas message by saying that there is a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the “sacrifices of our key workers on the frontline” and the “spirit of the British people in keeping each other safe.”